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‘Tis Still the Season, the Witch Seeks Reason

November’s come, and the days grow short

We see tragedy play in out in forms on an increasing level every day. Here in the US, gun violence is terrorizing the streets at an alarming rate. An increasing amount of deaths due to inaction on political levels that could ease some of this are utterly ignored. In places like Venezuela and Catalan, we see people tiring of their leader’s injustice that plagues the poor. Here is where we search for reason during times of treason.

November marks the time where the northern hemisphere enters its stasis, where roots grow deep, and plants turn to hibernation, retreating inward from a physical death, in order to be reborn later. Like the plant and animal world, we take the same type of path, and enter a spiritual death as we look to the reigning All Father, who sits upon the cosmic throne with the great wise crone. We look to understand what was, as we reflect on our life, and the world that we reside. 

Pain and grief tears at us, as we reflect on the souls we lost. Hope finds us amidst this crisis as the light within the darkness finds us once more, as we look back to the good times, in remembrance and awe. But to more, it is grief in the form of the unjust that rules the streets. The gods call to us, from the flames of the hearth, and the crows flying the earth. 

Originally posted by everythingstarstuff

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Baltic mythology: Laima and Laimė

Laima – goddess of birth and fertility. She takes care of women while they are giving birth and determines each person’s and animal’s fate. Laima always makes sure that her decisions are proceeding exactly as she chose it to be. She was first imagined as a cuckoo so people believed she is the ruler of birds and is capable of helping people by calling the birds to lend a hand when needed. As a cuckoo, the goddess lives in a nine-limbed linden tree with golden leaves. Women prayed to Laima under lindens and talked to the trees as if they were people. They prayed for fertility and happiness. Orphan girls would ask Laima or a linden tree to be a mother to them or begged the goddess to turn them into lindens too. It is obvious that Laima’s trees are considered as sacred as the goddess herself thus it is believed that linden bark and twigs can protect from maladies and evil spirits. People also held rites to Laima at the end of June during the blossoming period of lindens.

Later the goddess evolved into a half bird, half woman deity, pictured as a beautiful naked girl with bird legs and wings while her residence changed into a stone throne. These huge stones can be found in various places all over the native Baltic lands. Some of them have big footprints that are naturally claimed to be Laima’s footprints. Infertile women would come to scoop some rain water from them and drink it with hopes to gain fertility and generally people held rites on these thrones.

It is believed that she can also control darkness and light, solar and lunar eclipses, comets and other cosmic phenomena as another throne of Laima is seated in the sky where she controls not just human and animal destinies but the lives of other deities too, mostly the ones’ related to sky. This is also where she gains another animal relation; according to the legend, if a person asks for Laima’s help, she drops her glove from the sky which, thrown into fire, turns into a cat and helps the person. Even though the goddess takes care of birth and fertility, she has no children and no husband herself.

Laimė (lit. luck) or Dalia (lit. destiny) – goddess of luck and Laima’s helper. People pray to her asking for health, happiness, safe trips and similar things. Laimė is pictured as waterfowl, most often as a swan or a duck. Some myths portray her as a triple deity (e.g. three swans). Similar portrayals appear in Laima’s discriptions too (e.g. three goddesses laimos).

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tarotprose  asked:

Any new decks you have your eye on to purchase?

Hey Ivan! I have soooo many decks that I want to buy. In no particular order:

Tarot:

  • Ostara Tarot
  • Spirit Song Tarot

  • The Fountain Tarot

  • Santa Muerte Tarot

  • Tarot in Wonderland

  • The Good Tarot

  • Oracle Tarot Cards

  • The Romantic Tarot

  • The Gothic Tarot

  • The Raven’s Prophecy Tarot

  • Game of Thrones Tarot

  • Cosmic Tarot Deck

  • The Gilded Tarot

  • Radiant Rider -Waite 

  • Crystal Visions Tarot

  • Oceanic Tarot

  • The Psychic Tarot deck

  • Starchild Tarot

  • Animal Wisdom Tarot 

  • Lumina Tarot 
Oracle and other :
  • Connected and Free Oracle
  • Wild Unknown Spirit Animal deck
  • Vintage Wisdom Oracle
  • Botanical inspirations
  • Wisdom of The House of Night
  • The Universe Has Your Back
  • Madame Endora’s Fortune cards
  • Energy Oracle Cards
  • Magical Mermaids
  • Soulcards
  • The Universal Mind Oracle
  • Earthly Soul and Spirits Oracle
  • I am Powerdeck
  • InstaOracle
  • Oracle of Oddities
  • Untamed Truth Oracle


That’s all that I can think of for now. I’m sure I will add more.

Thanks for the question!

“Hallowe’en in a Suburb” By H. P. Lovecraft

The steeples are white in the wild moonlight,

And the trees have a silver glare;

Past the chimneys high see the vampires fly,

And the harpies of upper air,

That flutter and laugh and stare.


For the village dead to the moon outspread

Never shone in the sunset’s gleam,

But grew out of the deep that the dead years keep

Where the rivers of madness stream

Down the gulfs to a pit of dream.


A chill wind weaves thro’ the rows of sheaves

In the meadows that shimmer pale,

And comes to twine where the headstones shine

And the ghouls of the churchyard wail

For harvests that fly and fail.


Not a breath of the strange grey gods of change

That tore from the past its own

Can quicken this hour, when a spectral pow’r

Spreads sleep o’er the cosmic throne

And looses the vast unknown.


So here again stretch the vale and plain

That moons long-forgotten saw,

And the dead leap gay in the pallid ray,

Sprung out of the tomb’s black maw

To shake all the world with awe.


And all that the morn shall greet forlorn,

The ugliness and the pest

Of rows where thick rise the stones and brick,

Shall some day be with the rest,

And brood with the shades unblest.


Then wild in the dark let the lemurs bark,

And the leprous spires ascend;

For new and old alike in the fold

Of horror and death are penn’d,

For the hounds of Time to rend.